Silver Airways (Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood and Gainesville) has issued this statement to encourage the recruitment of more pilots:
As Silver Airways continues to proactively pursue innovative initiatives to attract and retain quality pilots, the next generation regional airline has announced it has increased its new hire signing bonus to $12,000. This doubles Silver’s previous signing bonus and is the highest pilot bonus in the regional airline industry.
Silver began its pilot bonus program in November 2013, providing qualified new first officers with a $6,000 signing bonus, half of which
is paid upon completion of initial training and the other half after a pilot’s first year of service. This week, Silver doubled that bonus and
is now offering an additional $6,000 to be paid upon completion of two years of service.
This latest announcement is one of many proactive efforts underway at Silver to attract and retain quality pilots and other team members. On March 17, 2014, the airline signed a preferential hiring agreement with Broward College, which when added to its other aviation partnerships, will further assist the airline with finding top caliber new pilots. In addition, the airline is also investigating tuition assistance and scholarship programs with these and other certified aviation colleges and universities.
Copyright Photo: Brian McDonough/AirlinersGallery.com. SAAB 340B N433XJ (msn 433) approaches the runway at Washington’s Dulles International Airport (IAD).
Current Route Map: Silver Airways has trimmed back its route map including ending Montana service due to the shortage of qualified pilots. The regional carrier is also phasing out all smaller Beech 1900Ds.